Wins 700-Unit Video Lottery Terminal Contract with Western Canada Lottery
LONDON, U.K. (August 6, 2018) --
International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced it has
signed an agreement with the Western Canada Lottery Corporation ("WCLC") to
provide WCLC with 700 CrystalDual® 27 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) in
Saskatchewan by March 2019. IGT participated in a competitive RFQ process to
win this business.
IGT is the global leader in gaming.
We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and
regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and
Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment
in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and
leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of
consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local
presence and relationships...
A standout in the Canadian market,
IGT's CrystalDual 27 VLT features two high-definition displays that deliver
pristine graphics. The modern hardware solution also features a first-class
audio package, ergonomic design and a mobile device charging port to deliver an
exceptional player experience.
"The Western Canada Lottery
Corporation is excited to partner with IGT to update the Saskatchewan VLT
network with IGT's best-in-class Video Lottery Terminals and game content,"
said Eric Karmark, WCLC Vice President, VLT Gaming & Operations. "IGT
has been a trusted WCLC partner for more than two decades, and we're pleased
that our relationship will continue through this machine replacement
"IGT is pleased to extend our
long-standing relationship with WCLC with the delivery of 700 CrystalDual 27
Video Lottery Terminals. The versatility of the CrystalDual 27 VLT will enable
WCLC to modernize its gaming venues and entertain players with exceptional,
regionally attuned content," said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer,
Gaming. "IGT has applied its decades of experience as a supplier in Canada
to create modern, world-class solutions that WCLC can leverage in the
Saskatchewan VLT network."
Under the agreement, WCLC will
receive 700 of IGT's CrystalDual 27 VLTs - each one with an eight-game content
bundle created specifically for WCLC and its players. IGT's INTELLIGEN
Central System will continue to connect the WCLC's VLTs and to provide the
lottery with detailed machine accounting, event tracking, system security and
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader
in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all
channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital
and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial
investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise
and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of
consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local
presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100
countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest
standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000
employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.
- Robert K. Vincent, Corporate Communications, toll
free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452;
- Michelle Schenk, Global Communications, Gaming
- James Hurley, Investor Relations, (401)
- Simone Cantagallo, (+39) 06 51899030; for Italian
Smartplay International Awarded ISO 9001:2015
EDGEWATER PARK, NJ (August 2, 2018)
Smartplay International announced the successful completion of its
International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 transition audit
for its office and manufacturing facility located in Edgewater Park, NJ.
The ISO audit measures
Smartplays quality systems and processes against an international
standard as a way to measure quality and commitment to customers and
Smartplay President Tom Markert
stated, In an industry where quality and precision are so important,
Im proud of our team for their efforts to achieve this certification. It
is an important demonstration of our commitment to our customers success,
and the thoughtful process required to create extremely reliable and
high-quality lottery drawing systems.
The audit was completed by Perry
Johnson Registrars, Inc. an internationally recognized registrar, accredited by
ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and the United Kingdom
Accreditation Service (UKAS) among others.
According to ISO, achieving
9001:2015 certification means that an organization has demonstrated the
- Customer focus
- Leadership and Innovation of people
- Systematic approach to management
- Continual process improvement
- Factual approach to decision-making
- Mutually beneficial supplier relations
The newest version of the ISO 9001
certification contains key updates including an emphasis on risk-based thinking
to enhance the application of the process approach, improved applicability for
services and increased leadership requirements. Smartplays registration
certificate can be found at
Established in 1993, Smartplay has
distinguished itself in the gaming marketplace as the premier manufacturer of
high quality, reliable and robust lottery drawing solutions. The company has
produced over 3000 lottery systems for clients in 85 countries. Over 75% of the
worlds lotteries utilize Smartplay digital and mechanical systems to
CONTACT: Darrell Smith, Smartplay
International, T: 609-880-1860, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Smartplay International.
Australia® Staff Bring Global Expertise to AGE 2018
SYDNEY, Australia (August 3, 2018)
GLI Australia is the clear leader among test labs in the Australian and
Asian gaming industry, and now GLI Australia staff will bring their locally
focused global expertise to the Australasian Gaming Expo, which takes place
14-16 August at ICC Sydney Darling Harbour NSW.
industry-leading experts will be on stand #452 at the show discussing
GLIs proven laboratory services including testing and certification,
communication protocol and interoperability expertise, and sports betting
GLI Australia has three labs on the
continent and, because of its global reach, can benefit local customers of all
At AGE, GLI will prove once
again that no other lab can match our abilities or reach. We have been serving
the Australian gaming market since 1991 and are proud to have three local labs
dedicated to serving our local regulators, suppliers, and operators. GLI is the
leading expert when companies in Australia want to sell their equipment
overseas, said Ian Hughes, GLIs Vice President of Global
GLI is known the world over as the
gaming industrys leading regulation-ready testing and
certification lab, and only GLI can give suppliers total access into both
existing and emerging land-based, iGaming, and sports-wagering markets around
the world. Further, as the industrys communication protocol and
interoperability experts, GLI helps get suppliers products anywhere they
want them to go with consistency, speed, and accuracy.
GLI has provided 21,233
certifications for the Australian and New Zealand market, as well as certified
552,712 Australian innovations for global jurisdictions. Additionally, GLI has
transferred approval to over 475 jurisdictions totalling over 3,037,750
certifications globally since the companys inception.
GLI has several exclusive tools that
help suppliers reach global markets quickly and efficiently. For example,
GLIs new test automation improves testing consistency and accuracy,
speeding time to market. GLI Link® is a patented remote testing system that
greatly reduces supplier expenses. Point.Click.Transfer.® allows suppliers
to quickly and easily transfer previously certified devices and systems to
Our testing all leads to
the Gaming Labs Certified® mark, and suppliers, regulators, and operators
the world over know the mark is a respected symbol of quality. It is another
distinctive factor that separates GLI from other test labs, said
Erdal Eskin, GLI Australias Chief Operating Officer.
Join GLI on stand #452 at AGE or
online at gaminglabs.com. Be part of the GLI conversation on Facebook,
LinkedIn, and Twitter.
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and
assessment services. GLIs laboratory locations are found on six
continents, and the company holds U.S. and international accreditations for
compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards for technical
competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI also holds ISTBQ
certification. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Life is REALLY Like for Our Set for Life First Prize
BRISBANE, Australia (August 7, 2018)
--Forty-one Australians know what its like to be Set for Life, and
according to them, its about more than just the $20,000 a month for 20
years prize money -- its a life-changing shift in mindset that opens up a
whole new world of possibility.
Today, Set for Life celebrates three
fantastic years of delivering $20k on replay to First Prize winners! To date, a
total of 41 First Prize winners have received $13,680,000 in prize money, with
a further $183,120,000 to be paid to these winners during the next 17 to 20
years. Thats the beauty of Set for Life!
To help celebrate Set for
Lifes birthday, Australias official lotteries, the Lott, has
revealed what life is really like for Set for Life First Prize winners when
their bank balance balloons by $20k each month!
Set for Life spokesperson Ally
Ramsamy said while each First Prize winner was unique, all enjoyed freedom from
financial stress and being able to plan their lives around receiving 20 years
of prize payments.
Whats great about Set
for Life is that it enables our winners to really plan for the future as
they are secure in the knowledge they will receive $20,000 a month for 20
years, she explained.
While most Aussies dream of
winning the lottery and living a no-limits lifestyle, our Set for Life winners
are more conservative about what to do with their win.
Our research has revealed
that our Set for Life winners love to travel, both domestically and
internationally with Australia, the UK and America being some of the
most popular destinations of choice.
Aside from travel, paying
off the mortgage, buying investment properties and renovating the family home
are common ways our Set for Life winners spend their monthly prize
While Set for Life allows
our winners to spoil themselves, the majority of our winners take the
opportunity to share their prize with family members, friends and a range of
My husband and I worked
hard and we were both on a very low wage. I prayed that one day I could go to
Hawaii for my 50th, do renovations, get an investment property for our kids,
buy a new car, pay off our mortgage, and help my parents and family out. And my
prayers were answered with winning, as we have done all this and more since
2015! - VIC winner.
Many winners spoke of the
benefits of the prize being paid in instalments and how it has allowed them to
be sensible with their prize and plan ahead, Miss Ramsamy said.
Winning Set for Life
ultimately means they can do the things they have always wanted to do. It has
changed their lives in the best way, but it hasnt changed them
I just think this is the
best lottery prize that you could possibly win - being paid monthly is just
fantastic. Our lives have changed enormously, but we still feel like we are the
same people. Thank you, thank you. - QLD winner
Some Set for Life winners also
revealed they have special rituals on the 15th of every month the day
they receive their monthly instalment of $20,000.
Unlike other lottery games
where winners receive their prize as a lump sum, Set for Life winners receive
their prize in instalments of $20,000 a month for 20 years, Miss
This means that our winners
replay that yay moment 240 times!
Many winners revealed they
feel grateful, blessed and relieved when they see their monthly instalment in
their account each month it feels like pay day for them.
Every month I have a little
"woohoo" moment - still can't really believe it until that money lands in my
account every month - it's awesome! - QLD winner.
About Set for Life
Last financial year, there were 16
Set for Life First Prize winners across the Lotts jurisdictions who will
receive $76.8 million during the next 20 years.
A Set for Life draw is conducted
every night of the week, 365 days each year, and players can start their
seven-day Set for Life entry on any day of the week.
To win the First Prize in Set for
Life, players must correctly choose the 8 winning numbers drawn from 37.
Additional smaller divisional prizes can be won from 2nd Prize to 8th Prize by
selecting a combination of the 8 winning numbers and 2 bonus numbers drawn.
Tickets for Set for Life are on sale
in lottery outlets around the country and online at thelott.com with the next
draw occurring tonight.
For more information please
Public Relations and
T: 07 3435 4464
Senior Public Relations
T: 0457 731 671
SOURCE: the Lott press release.
Lottery Sales and Prizes Hit New Record; Proceeds to Benefit Older
Pennsylvanians Top $1 Billion for Seventh Year
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (August 2, 2018) --
The Pennsylvania Lottery sold a record of more than $4.2 billion in games in
the 2017-18 fiscal year, from which it paid a record of more than $2.7 billion
in prizes to winners and generated more than $1 billion to benefit older
"We're proud that this was the
seventh consecutive year in which we exceeded $1 billion in proceeds to benefit
older adults," said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "I'm
grateful for the support of our players, business partners and the entire
Lottery team for making this record year possible."
Overall results of the fiscal year,
which ran July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, include:
- Traditional game sales totaled $4,200,564,811, up
by $199.5 million year-to-year and breaking the previous sales record of $4.13
billion from the 2015-16 fiscal year
- Net revenue generated for the Lottery Fund totaled
$1,093,645,976, an increase of $47.9 million from the prior year.
- Prizes paid grew to a record of more than $2.7
billion, an increase of $145.5 million. A total of 67 players won prizes of $1
million or more during the year. Overall, approximately 65 cents of every
lottery sales dollar went back to winners.
- More than 9,300 licensed Lottery retailers
statewide, many of them small and family-owned businesses, earned more than
$224.1 million in sales commissions. That marked an increase of $12.7 million
from the prior year.
By-category sales summaries are
- Sales of Scratch-Offs games totaled a record of
more than $2.8 billion, up by $97.6 million, or 3.6 percent, from the previous
year and surpassing the previous record of $2.79 billion set in 2015-16. These
games accounted for over 67 percent of total sales.
- Sales of Draw Games including the PICK
family of games and Wild Ball, Treasure Hunt, Cash 5, Match 6, Millionaire
Raffle, Cash4Life®, Powerball®, and Mega Millions® totaled
$1.25 billion for the fiscal year, up $34.8 million, or nearly 2.9 percent,
from the previous year's total. Highlights from the category include:
Sales of multi-state games (Powerball®, Mega Millions® and
Cash4Life®) grew by nearly $55 million, or almost 15 percent, from the
prior year. Several large Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots helped to grow
revenues for this category, as did a change in the base price for Mega Millions
(from $1 to $2) in October.
-- Match 6 Lotto sales totaled more than $113.3
million, up by more than $33.7 million, or 42.4 percent, from the prior year.
Last August, the game changed from twice-weekly to nightly drawings.
- Sales of Fast Play games totaled over $114.4
million, exceeding estimates by more than $14 million. This was the popular
category's first full fiscal year of sales.
"It's important to note that two
new products, Keno and iLottery, also contributed to our success, although both
were launched toward the end of the fiscal year," Svitko added.
Keno, which went on sale May 1,
generated more than $7.6 million in sales. New iLottery online interactive
games, which launched May 22, were responsible for $20.8 million in play
through June 30.
"These encouraging results show
that our ongoing modernization efforts are succeeding," Svitko said.
"With the Lottery facing increased competition from sports wagering,
mini-casinos and other new forms of gambling, we must continue to work hard to
grow revenues to benefit older Pennsylvanians."
The Pennsylvania Lottery operates as
a bureau within the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. Financial statements
are available at palottery.com, under "About Us & News," then "Annual Sales
& Benefit Reports."
About The Pennsylvania Lottery
The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the
only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older
residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed $29 billion to
fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription
assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.
Players must be 18 or older. Please
play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a
compulsive gambling problem.
Visit palottery.com for winning
numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club for second
chances to win. Play online at pailottery.com. Install our official mobile app,
like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.
CONTACT: Lottery Media Relations, T:
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.
Lottery Sets All-time Sales Record in FY 2018 With Sales Reaching $331.8
Million; Tops All of New England in Sales Growth
CONCORD, N.H. (August 2, 2018) --
The New Hampshire Lottery set an all-time sales record during Fiscal Year 2018,
with total sales exceeding $331.8 million, marking an increase of more than
$33.9 million or 11.4 percent from Fiscal Year 2017, according to preliminary
sales figures. The New Hampshire Lottery also generated a nearly 20-percent
increase in net profits to a record $86.5 million, which supports education in
New Hampshire. Since its inception in 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has
delivered more than $1.9 billion in revenue to support education in New
The New Hampshire Lottery
is a critical resource for the state in delivering millions of dollars each
year to support our education system, said Governor Chris Sununu.
With its sales success, its growing variety of entertaining,
innovative and exciting games and its commitment to the highest standards, the
New Hampshire Lottery is clearly an industry leader dedicated to fulfilling its
mission. In New Hampshire, when you play the lottery, we all win.
In driving record overall sales this
past fiscal year, the New Hampshire Lottery generated $238.3 million in scratch
ticket sales, a nearly $15.4 million or 6.9-percent increase from last year.
Bolstered by major jackpots over the past year, Mega Millions sales jumped by
nearly 60-percent, from $10.7 million in Fiscal Year 2017 to nearly $17 million
in Fiscal Year 2018. In addition, Powerball sales increased by nearly 13
percent from $32.4 million to $36.6 million this past Fiscal Year.
We are pleased with sales
over the past year and we are particularly pleased to be able to deliver more
than $86.5 million in critical revenue to support public education in New
Hampshire -- at a time when funding for public education is needed now more
than ever, said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New
Hampshire Lottery. Our success is driven by a variety of factors,
including our expanding array of fun and exciting games at all price points,
strategic marketing and advertising initiatives, a dedicated staff and a
commitment to innovation and creativity that few lotteries in the nation can
claim. We constantly strive to offer new and exhilarating opportunities for our
players to experience the fun and excitement of playing the
Further driving the sales increase,
the New Hampshire Lotterys newest game, KENO 603, which launched in
December 2017, generated nearly $8.3 million in sales. With more than 130
establishments in 65 cities and towns offering KENO 603, sales are averaging
$400,000 per week. As more communities adopt KENO 603, more eligible
establishments will sign up to offer the game, supporting continued sales
Thanks to its variety of unique and
fun games, and a dedicated effort to reach players at all price points, scratch
ticket sales in New Hampshire have risen steadily in recent years. Since Fiscal
Year 2010, instant ticket sales have climbed by $77.7 million, a nearly
50-percent increase during that time period.
New Hampshire Lottery players can
try their luck at about 60 scratch ticket games, with tickets selling from $1
to $25, and prizes ranging from $50 to $2 million. In recent years, the New
Hampshire Lottery has emphasized new and exciting games in its scratch ticket
options, with a dual focus of providing plenty of appealing options for core
Lottery players, while at the same time taking steps to entice new players.
The top-10 performing scratch
tickets, by number of tickets sold, from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
- Money Puzzle Plus 2,027,082 tickets sold
- $500,000 Fortune 1,736,269 tickets sold
- Granite State Gold 1,563,882 tickets sold
- 5X Patriots 1,245,265 tickets sold
- 5X the Cash 1,204,962 tickets sold
- Frogger 1,196,295 tickets sold
- Black & Gold 1,177,057 tickets sold
- Hot $ 1,166,451 tickets sold
- Fast 5s 1,135,304 tickets sold
- Holiday Classic - 1,103,403 tickets sold
The top-10 performing
scratch tickets, by sales dollars, from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
- Granite State Gold - $39,097,050
- $500,000 Fortune - $17,362,690
- Mega Cash - $9,338,060
- 50X the Money - $7,136,020
- 5X Patriots - $6,226,325
- Win Big - $6,133,680
- Money Puzzle Plus - $6,081,246
- Cash Craze Double Doubler - $5,889,750
- Black & Gold - $5,885,285
- Double Diamond Spectacular - $5,882,600
About New Hampshire
Since 1964, the New Hampshire
Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 54
years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.6 billion in lottery
sales and other earnings, with over $4.4 billion paid in prizes and other cost
of sales. Net proceeds to education total more than $1.9 to date.
The New Hampshire Lottery
Commission, located at 14 Integra Drive in Concord, currently manages all
lottery operations in the state, including instant games, New Hampshire
Powerball®, New Hampshire Mega Millions®, Tri-State Megabucks℠ Plus, Tri-State
Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games, Lucky For
Life® and KENO 603.
SOURCE: The New Hampshire
Evening Draw Times For Pick Daily Games Are
A later draw time, means
more time to play!
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (August 3,
2018) -- Beginning August 5, 2018, evening draw times for PICK Daily
Games will move from 7:57 P.M. to 9:45 P.M., E.T. Each game costs 50
cents or $1 to play; and with top prizes ranging from $50 to $50,000,
theres something for every level of player to enjoy! PICK 2, PICK
3, PICK 4 and PICK 5 drawings are held twice daily, seven
days per week, at 1:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. ET.
For detailed information on draw
schedules and times, visit the Lotterys website at
Florida Lottery drawings are
broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state and are also available
for viewing on the Florida Lottery website, along with winning numbers
You can also get winning numbers
information at Lottery retailers statewide or by phone at (850) 921-PLAY. Also,
you may register here to receive winning numbers and other Lottery information
by email or text message.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $33 billion to education and sending more than
775,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
The Florida Lottery reinvests 98
percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts,
commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to
Since 1988, Florida Lottery games
have paid more than $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people
millionaires. For more information, please visit
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com)
Michigan Lotterys Red Ball Double Draw Gives Daily 3
Players Extra Chances to Win
LANSING, Michigan (July 31, 2018) --
The Michigan Lottery is giving evening Daily 3 players extra chances to win in
Beginning Wednesday, five white
balls and one red ball will be loaded into a drum and a special Double
Draw will be shown after the regular Daily 3 evening drawing. If a white
ball is drawn, it will be removed from the drum, set aside, and another
Double Draw will occur the next day.
When the red ball is drawn, the
Lottery will conduct a second Daily 3 evening drawing.
Once the red ball has been drawn,
all balls are loaded back into the drum for the next Daily 3 evening
The Red Ball Double Draw promotion
applies to Daily 3 evening drawings Monday through Saturday. The promotion will
run for a limited time in August.
During the Red Ball Double Draw
promotion, the Lottery will conduct at least eight Daily 3 evening drawings
each week rather than seven. With at least one extra drawing each week during
the promotion, players will have more chances to win. Best of all, the Red Ball
Double Draw promotion is free for players.
Players have five ways to play the
Daily 3 game: Straight, Boxed, Two-Way, 1-Off, and Wheeled. Prize amounts vary
based on the way a number is played, and on the order in which the winning
numbers are drawn. Players may select a three-digit number, or choose an easy
pick play. There are two Daily 3 drawings a day, seven days a week, at 12:59
p.m. and 7:29 p.m.
Daily 3 wagers may be 50 cents or
$1. Daily 3 games may be played at the 11,000 Michigan Lottery retailers across
In 2017, players won more than $179
million playing the Daily 3 game.
SOURCE: The Michigan Lottery.
Jersey Lottery Renews Its Commitment to Prevention of Underage Lottery
Not 18 Yet? No
Bet Awareness Campaign Underway
TRENTON, NJ (August 6, 2018)
Today, the New Jersey Lottery (NJL) and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of
New Jersey, Inc. (CCGNJ) launched the Lotterys annual Not 18 Yet?
No Bet awareness campaign. This campaign reminds residents and retailers
that New Jersey law prohibits the sale of lottery tickets by or to anyone under
the age of 18. NJL Acting Executive Director James Carey and CCGNJ Executive
Director Neva Pryor renewed their organizations commitment to responsible
play and the prevention of underage gambling at the campaigns kickoff
event held at Corner Express, 5 Lawrenceville Pennington Road in Lawrence
Township, a Lottery retailer.
Our State Lottery has a
longstanding commitment to promoting responsible play and discouraging underage
Lottery play, said Carey. We work closely with the CCGNJ to
raise awareness about the age restriction on lottery play in New Jersey and we
support the Councils on-going efforts to prevent underage
As part of its effort, the New
Jersey Lottery has developed a Not 18 Yet? No Bet brochure
providing information about the major types of teen betting, and ways to
recognize signs of a gambling problem, for retailer and player education. The
brochure also provides concerned individuals with contact information on how to
receive advice and assistance. The brochure is available at more than 7,200
Lottery retailer locations, at all Lottery-sponsored exhibits and events and
may be downloaded from the njlottery.com website.
Following todays event, the
Lottery provided the CCGNJ with additional Not 18 Yet? No
Bet brochures, and supplies of branded pencils for distribution to
students who attend the Councils school lecture series. The pencils are
imprinted with the message LOTTERY IS NOT CHILDS PLAY, You Must
Be 18 Or Older To Play The NJ Lottery.
In addition, the Not 18 Yet?
No Bet message and the 1-800-GAMBLER® Helpline number are continually
flashed on Lotterys digital messaging screens at all retailer
Right now, the Council on
Compulsive Gambling of NJ is in the midst of a major expansion of its community
and school-based outreach programs. One of our focuses is preventing the onset
of gambling addiction among adolescents and young adults, so the New Jersey
Lottery's message and support is particularly important, said Pryor.
The Lottery continues to be a great partner in promoting the
importance of responsible gambling and in publicizing the Councils
helpline number. If a parent thinks their child might have a gambling problem,
they can call 1-800-GAMBLER®; we offer support, treatment and
The Lottery has had a representative
on the Council s board of directors since June 1999. The problem gambling
helpline number (1-800-GAMBLER®) is printed on every Lottery ticket,
brochure and sign, and appears as a tag line on the Lotterys radio and
television advertisements. Finally, the Lotterys website directs visitors
to the Councils site (www.800gambler.org), which provides the public with
free information and help for compulsive gambling problems.
The New Jersey Lottery has also
received international recognition for it responsible gaming initiatives. It
has obtained the highest level of achievement by the World Lottery Association
(WLA) for its adherence to the Responsible Gaming Principles and Responsible
Gaming Framework which is ingrained in the Lotterys day-to-day
CONTACT: MaryAnn Rivell, Public
Information Office, T: Phone: (609) 599-5875, E:
SOURCE: The New Jersey Lottery.
Missed it By THAT Much! Game Enhancements Mean
Players Can Win By Being Close To Winning Numbers Drawn
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (August 6,
2018) -- Several enhancements are taking place today for popular Kentucky
Lottery draw games. One of these enhancements includes a new feature for the
Pick 3 and Pick 4 games which allows players to win prizes if their numbers are
one digit higher or lower than the winning numbers drawn.
1-OFF® is a new wager type for
Pick 3 and Pick 4. A player can select the 1-OFF® feature at the time of
purchase, with wagers starting at $1.00. If one or more of their numbers are
as the name implies one digit off of winning numbers, they win a
cash prize. All the possible numeric combinations with which they can win are
on the ticket.
With this new wager, Pick 3
players now have 27 chances to win with a single ticket, and Pick 4 players
have 81 chances to win, said Tom Delacenserie, president and CEO of
the Kentucky Lottery. These daily games have been popular ever since
they were introduced in the Commonwealth, and these new features are definitely
going to create more winners which in turn will create more
While a player who matches all three
numbers in exact order on a Pick 3 ticket with a straight wager wins the
games top prize of $600, the same win on a Pick 3 ticket with a
1-OFF® wager will yield $300. However, on that ticket with a
straight wager, they have one chance to win a prize. With 1-OFF®, they now
have 27 chances on that Pick 3 ticket. We think players will enjoy their
increased chances of winning with this new feature, said
Other enhancements for Kentucky
Lottery draw games include those for the 5 Card Cash game. These changes
include the addition of a Sunday drawing for the game, better chances of
winning a prize, and a refreshed game logo. Players can still win up to $5000
instantly, and up to $100,000 in the nightly drawings.
The enhancements for these draw
games are now available at all KY Lottery retailers.
The Kentucky Lottery has earned over
$5.1 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for college
scholarships, grants and literacy programs. Visit kheaa.com to find out more
about grants and scholarships paid for by the KLC.
For More Information CONTACT: Chip
Polston, Jennifer Cunningham or Sara Westerman, T: (502) 560-1675.
SOURCE: Kentucky Lottery.
on the Action with Kansas Lotterys New Racetrax Game!
Lucky Salina Player wins
$10,000 playing Racetrax
TOPEKA, Kansas (August 8, 2018) --
The Kansas Lottery is betting players will cheer its new Racetrax®
electronic virtual horse racing game.
With 3D graphic animation so
advanced the horses and races almost look real, Racetrax offers the thrill of
horse racing and the payout and prizes of a Keno game.
When the game came online July 29,
Kansas became only the second lottery in the country to offer Racetrax to its
Racetrax has come out of
the gate very strong for us, said Kansas Lottery Executive Director
Terry Presta. With only a minimal amount of advertising, Racetrax is
already out performing our expectations and looking like a
Speaking of winners
player, who asked the Lottery to withhold his identity, has 10,000 reasons to
like the new Racetrax game. He already won $10,000 playing the new
game! The lucky winner claimed his ticket at Lottery headquarters August 6.
I really like the
game! said the anonymous winner, who bought his Racetrax ticket
August 3 at Rods Shamrock 2 located at 1339 N. 9th in Salina.
The graphics are really great and its a lot of fun to
play. His $10 winning ticket was a Superfecta bet (select four
horses to finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in exact order) for five races.
- 12 horses per race, with each race lasting up to
- Races begin every five minutes
- Fixed probabilities of winning on each
Racetrax horse number
- Winning horse numbers are randomly generated and
displayed on TV monitors
- A Bonus Wheel that spins before each race gives
players a chance to multiply their winnings
- Many ways to play and win!
In Racetrax, players select horses
using a play slip or mark the Quick Pick (QP) box if they want horses selected
for them. On the play slip, there are 13 bet types from which to
Players also select the amount they
wish to bet and how many consecutive races they want to play. Racetrax Bonus is
an optional feature that doubles the cost of a ticket and can increase a
players winnings by up to 10 times the original amount.
All Kansas Lottery retailers offer
Racetrax, including more than 300 locations where players can watch the races
on TV monitors. To see a list of locations with Racetrax monitors, go to
Watch Races as They Happen at Select Retailer Locations.
You can use the Ticket Checker
machine at any Kansas Lottery retailer or go to Previous Racetrax Games
on the Lottery website to check tickets.
Racetrax is played from 4:00 a.m. to
2:50 a.m. every day. Players have until 2:49 a.m. to purchase Racetrax tickets.
To learn more about playing the game, pick up a free Racetrax How-to-Play
brochure at any Lottery retailer or visit the Racetrax page on kslottery.com.
The Kansas Lotterys
PlayOn® Players Loyalty program is FREE to join. PlayOn members can submit
all their winning and non-winning tickets to earn points for drawing entries
and a chance to win cash and prizes!
PlayOn® is a registered
trademark of Pollard Banknote Limited used under license.
How to Play
Racetrax YouTube Video
CONTACT: Sally Lunsford, T:
(785) 296-5708, E: email@example.com.
SOURCE: The Kansas Lottery.
Maryland Lottery and Casinos Break All-Time Records in Fiscal
Record-setting total of
$1.252 billion contributed to the state
BALTIMORE, Maryland (August 8, 2018)
-- Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced numerous record-breaking figures
for Fiscal Year 2018. Traditional lottery ticket sales and the states six
casinos combined to contribute a record $1.252 billion to support
Marylands good causes, including education, public health and safety, the
environment, veterans organizations, the states horse racing
industry and more.
It was a historic year for the
Maryland Lottery, which surpassed $2 billion in sales for the first time and
set a new profit record of $575.6 million. New all-time marks also were
established for prizes to players, retailer commissions and instant ticket
FY2018 marked the first time that
all six of the states casinos were operating for a full fiscal year.
Casino gaming revenue contributed $676.7 million to the state, including $496.7
million to the Maryland Education Trust Fund.
The combined total of $1.252 billion
in state contributions is a 12.1% increase from the previous record of $1.117
billion in Fiscal Year 2017. Meanwhile, the Agencys operating expenses
remained low at 3.3% of sales on the Lottery side, and 1% of total gaming
revenues for the casino program.
The Lotterys sales for FY2018
(July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018) were $2.043 billion, beating the previous
mark of $1.935 billion in FY2017 by 5.8%. The states casinos also set a
new record of $1.679 billion for gaming revenue.
It was a great year all
around, and we couldnt be prouder of the contribution that the Lottery
and the casinos made to important state programs, said Maryland
Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica. Its especially
gratifying to see both the Lottery and the casinos growing
The Lotterys $2.043 billion in
sales fueled an all-time record of $1.247 billion in prizes paid to players, a
4.2% increase from the previous record of $1.197 billion in FY2017. The Lottery
paid an average of more than $3.4 million a day in prizes to players during
Retailers earned an all-time high of
$153.7 million from sales commissions, a 5.4% increase from the previous record
of $145.9 million set in FY2017. The average commission paid to the
Lotterys nearly 4,500 retailers was more than $34,000.
For the fourth consecutive year,
sales of instant tickets set an all-time record, totaling $750.9 million, an
11.0% increase from the previous high of $676.8 million set in FY2017.
Instant ticket sales have increased at double-digit rates for four consecutive
The Lotterys most popular
game, Pick 4, set an all-time sales record of $296.2 million. Racetrax, a
computer-animated horse racing simulation game, also set an all-time sales
record of $192.6 million.
The FY2018 gross gaming revenue
total of $1.679 billion beat last years figure by $258.0 million (18.2%).
The $496.7 million contribution to the Education Trust Fund (ETF) was an
increase of $45.5 million (10.1%) from FY2017. The ETF supports early childhood
education, public elementary and secondary education, public school
construction and capital improvement projects. Since the states first
casino opened in 2010, more than $2.4 billion has gone to the ETF.
Congratulations to Maryland
Lottery and Gaming for an excellent year, said Governor Larry Hogan.
The contribution of nearly half a billion dollars to the Education
Trust Fund is a tremendous benefit to our state and our schools. We must take
action to ensure that these funds supplement and not supplant educational
funding, and I urge Maryland voters to support the referendum on the ballot
this year to truly create an education lockbox.
FY2018 casino revenue was also
distributed to the following beneficiaries:
- Local aid: $88.4 million, divided between local
impact grants and local jurisdictions.
- Marylands horse racing industry: $71.2
million, divided between the Racetrack Facility Renewal and Horse Racing Purse
- The Maryland General Fund: $15.4 million.
- Responsible gaming programs: $5.3 million.
More than 7,700 people work at
the states six casinos, including more than 6,200 full-time employees.
Since its inception in 1973,
Maryland Lottery and Gaming has contributed more than $16 billion to the State
of Maryland and paid more than $25.6 billion in prizes to players. The casino
program, which began in September 2010, has generated more than $7 billion in
revenue. Details by Lottery game and by casino are available on the attached
To keep Marylanders informed and
maintain integrity and transparency in its regulation of the states
casinos, Maryland Lottery and Gaming posts monthly financial reports on casino
revenue on its website, gaming.mdlottery.com. For more information on all
Lottery products, promotions and news, go to mdlottery.com.
CONTACT: Carole Bober Gentry,
410-230-8725 (office), 410-365-6384 (cell), E:
SOURCE: Maryland Lottery and
Technology and Innovation the Focus at Australasian Gaming Expo
SYDNEY, Australia (June 18, 2018) --
In Australia, gambling expenditure has increased from $22.7 billion in
20142015 to $23.6 billion in 20152016 (up 3.9 per cent) . The
Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE), from 14-16 August 2018, is an annual event run
by the Gaming Technologies Association, focusing on fostering a sustainable and
AGE is the largest event of its kind
in the Southern Hemisphere. This years program focuses on
technology and innovation across the entire sector, featuring over 200 local
and international exhibitors, as well as industry-led seminars covering new
technology, gaming, hospitality, service, and the end customer.
Ross Ferrar, CEO, Gaming
Technologies Association, shares his insights into the changing industry and
what that means for the future.
Our event is crucial for
the health of the industry we promote connections, education,
regulation, technology and trends, business and more, to casinos, pubs, clubs
and hotels. Its about empowering local businesses to thrive.
Weve got a jam-packed
show floor this year, featuring the latest innovations direct to the industry.
Its these new technologies driving the evolution of gaming and its
our job to embrace, explore, train and innovate alongside them. We are proud to
provide such a platform for our industry, said Mr Ferrar.
Key exhibitors confirmed from
the gaming technology sector include:
This years event will
incorporate technology into the visitor experience offering Teleportals, or
virtual assistants, across the show floor to aid guests with their
All AGE registered delegates will
also have a Konduko reader in their lanyard a small digital platform
that can be tapped at exhibitor stands they visit.
At the end of each day a
Daily Digest email containing a full round-up of information
from the day is delivered to the delegates inbox, in either PDF,
PowerPoint, or short video format.
For 2018, we are really
aiming to provide a 360 degree digital-focus, to elevate our event and provide
real ROI to our stakeholders. We want to be at the forefront of the industry,
to make Australasian gaming, global gaming, added Mr Ferrar.
Australasian Gaming Expo is
the worlds third largest hospitality and gaming tradeshow and will take
place at International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 16 August 2018.
For more information or to register,
 Queensland Government
Statistician's Office, Queensland Treasury, Australian Gambling Statistics,
SOURCE: Australasian Gaming
You Registered Yet for the WLS 2018 in Buenos Aires?
It is already July, and WLS 2018 in
Buenos Aires, the lottery event of the year, will soon kick-off in grand style.
If you have not yet registered for
this important event, we encourage you to do so today. As a member-based
association with a global reach, a key goal of the WLA is to provide our
members with a platform for learning international lottery best practice, as
well as a forum for networking with lottery colleagues from around the world.
There is no other event in the industry that meets these goals better than the
World Lottery Summit.
In the interest of our attendees, we
have negotiated excellent room rates. We recommend you to act now and take
advantage of this great offer, which will only last until October 12, 2018.
The WLA together with host ALEA look
forward to welcoming you in Buenos Aires for WLS 2018, the WLAs flagship
To register, please
Further information about the
convention can be found at the WLS 2018 website at:
See you in Buenos Aires!
APLA Regional Conference 8 - 12 October 2018 - Registration
Dear friends of APLA
Hurray! We are pleased to announce
that the Registration for the 2018 APLA Regional Conference is now open!
The details for this event are as
- Date: 8 - 12 October 2018
(Business Program on 9 - 11 October 2018)\
- Venue: Hilton Kuching Hotel,
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Rumble in the Jungle
This Conference is being hosted and
organized by Magnum Corporation Sdn Bhd.
A very interesting and varied
business program has been drawn up to keep the attention of the delegates'
interests on all 2.5 days.
Have a read at the ebrochure
attached and you will find we have invited a Global Keynote Speaker, Guest
speakers with domain knowledge on the topics selected, our very own Panelists
from our peers to share their experiences, our popular debate with a
thought-provoking topic and a special half day workshop on Design Thinking. Not
forgetting the sharing from our valued Sponsors on their commitment and
direction towards embracing which new technologies.
Do keep checking the APLA website
for more announcements and updates (www.asiapacific-lotteries.com)
and note that the Closing Date for the Conference Registration and Hotel
booking is 24 September 2018.
See you all in Kuching!
Beh Swan Swan APLA Secretariat